S8 Ep10: Sleep and Performance in Professional Athletes (1/3)

With special guest: Jesse Cook and Dr Johnathan Charest

Welcome to the first three episodes with Jesse Cook and Dr Jonathan Charest.

These episodes break down the excellent review by these two gurus. We break down the lad’s recent review and much more in these episodes.

Jesse is pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently stands at dissertator status. Previously, he received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Arizona (UofA). During his Senior year at the UofA, he began his Sleep research career as an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Richard Bootzin’s, PhD, Sleep Research Laboratory. He has affiliations as a trainee member with the Sleep Research Society, Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, and World Sleep Society. He has served as the Sleep Research Society Trainee Member At-large from 2020-2021 and currently serves on the Communications Committee. Also, he has established the Sleep Research Society podcast and currently serves as the host. In his spare time, he enjoys run, biking, cooking, baking, reading, and listening to podcasts/audiobooks.

Check out Jesse’s presentation at the S4P seminar in 2022 Jesse Cook: Circadian Preference, Sleep Inertia, and Running Performance: A retrospective investigation of runner performance from the 2016 London Marathon – https://youtu.be/1XRWSynGmRc

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Dr Jonathan Charest is the Director of Athlete Sleep Services and a Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist at the Centre for Sleep & Human performance. He works to develop and optimize sleep for athletes (regional to international level). He focuses on how to optimize sleep, training and travel schedule for athletes, occasional athletes, and student-athletes.  In addition to his bachelor’s in psychology (Sherbrooke University), Jonathan completed his PhD in psychology (Laval University). He possesses expertise in behavioural sleep medicine (CBT-I), circadian rhythms disorders, as well as the specific reality of the athletic population. Jonathan has been an invited public speaker for sleep at International Conferences.  As an ex-athlete, Jonathan believes in the importance of sleep, recovery and regeneration in the performance environment and, alongside Dr Samuels and the entire team at CSHP, brings a strong commitment to athletes, coaches, and teams to deliver education, screening tools, and research-based strategies to establish healthy sleep hygiene for athletes throughout their career, and for a lifetime.

See his previous episode on the S4P podcast Season 8, Episode 4 w Dr Jonathan Charest on travel, jet lag, fatigue & performance in the NHL here.

Connect with Jonathan

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